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1. Dems rebuff Trump invite, thwarting effort to bypass Pelosi -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House ran quickly into the limits of trying to bypass Speaker Nancy Pelosi in shutdown negotiations when rank-and-file House Democrats declined an invitation to lunch Tuesday with President Donald Trump.

2. Cooper to oppose Nancy Pelosi as speaker -

NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper says he will once again oppose Nancy Pelosi as the next House speaker in light of the Democrats gearing up to take the chamber in January.

3. Results of top Tennessee races -

U.S. Senate

1,966 of 1,969 precincts - 99 percent

x-Marsha Blackburn, GOP 1,224,042 - 55 percent

Phil Bredesen, Dem 981,667 - 44 percent

Trudy Austin, Ind 9,422 - 0 percent

4. Republicans sweep 3 open seats for US House in Tennessee -

MEMPHIS (AP) — Republicans netted a clean sweep Tuesday in races for the three open U.S. House seats in Tennessee.

With all six incumbents easily winning re-election, the party breakdown among House members in Tennessee remains in the same — seven Republicans, two Democrats.

5. Cooper: Taylor Swift endorsement 'least expected' life event -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper says receiving Taylor Swift's endorsement was like "manna from heaven," calling it "the least expected thing that's ever happened" to him and "one of the great honors" in his life.

6. Cooper: Taylor Swift endorsement 'least expected' life event -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper says receiving Taylor Swift's endorsement was like "manna from heaven," calling it "the least expected thing that's ever happened" to him and "one of the great honors" in his life.

7. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for September 2018 -

Top residential real estate sales, September 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

8. Trump says he likes Swift's music less post-endorsement -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he likes superstar Taylor Swift's music "about 25 percent less now" that she's endorsed two Democratic candidates in Tennessee.

9. Taylor Swift breaks political silence, backs Bredesen, Cooper -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Music superstar Taylor Swift announced Sunday she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics.

10. Siloam Health expands board of directors -

Siloam Health, a faith-based, charitable health center for the uninsured, especially the immigrant and refugee community, has added four health, community and religious leaders to its board of directors.

11. Come fly with Phil, Marsha on gilded wings -

Early in his U.S. Senate campaign, former Gov. Phil Bredesen shied away from talking about his opponent, Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, preferring to focus instead on ideas.

But a new TV ad paid for by Majority Forward, a Democrat-leaning group, dubs her as “Air Blackburn” for taking all sorts of junkets and voting herself pay raises over 10 years in Congress.

12. Stage set for races for 3 open US House seats in Tennessee -

MEMPHIS (AP) — The stage is set for spirited races for three open U.S. House seats in Tennessee.

Voters on Thursday chose Republican and Democratic candidates in House districts where longtime GOP Congressman John Duncan Jr. retired and fellow Republicans Marsha Blackburn and Diane Black moved on to seek other political jobs. The races for all nine House seats in Tennessee will be decided in the Nov. 6 general election.

13. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for February 2018 -

Top residential real estate sales,February 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

14. Middle Tennessee's $1M-plus residential transactions for 2017 -

There were 690 commercial real estate transactions worth $1 million or more in Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Sumner and Wilson counties in 2017, according to Chandler Reports.

Davidson County had the most with 333, followed by Williamson (152), Rutherford (104), Sumner (51) and Wilson (50).

15. Governor adds 217 appointees to 93 boards -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced the appointments of 217 Tennesseans to 93 boards and commissions.

“By serving on our state boards and commissions, these Tennesseans are helping us provide responsive, effective and efficient service to their fellow citizens,” Haslam says. “I am grateful for their service and know they will well represent the people of Tennessee.”

16. French jazz album recorded in French? Why not? -

Eric Brace laughs at himself easily when describing his latest project, an album of French jazz songs – sung in that storied language of love – accompanied by a wall of sound mostly provided by a blind, musical genius who began his career in a South Dakota family gospel band.

17. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for November 2017 -

Top residential real estate sales, November 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

18. Cooper, Dickerson join to boost Tennessee voter registration -

NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper and Tennessee state Sen. Steve Dickerson are hoping to raise voter registration rates with a new project involving businesses and other organizations.

19. Black: State, Congress should release sex harassment claims -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Congresswoman Diane Black wants the Tennessee General Assembly and Congress to release information about sexual harassment claims and settlements involving lawmakers and staffers.

20. Ex Pilot execs' attorneys argue against guilt by association -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Attorneys for two former executives at the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain told jurors on Tuesday that their clients shouldn't be found guilty by association with other members of the company's sales team who pleaded guilty to the scheme to defraud customers through diesel fuel rebates.

21. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for September 2017 -

Top residential real estate sales, September 2017, for Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports. Due to technical issues, Davidson County sales are unavailable for September.

22. Tennessee native Hill hired as new Obama spokeswoman -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee native Katie Hill has been hired on as the new communications director for former President Barack Obama.

23. Tennessee officials react to Corker retirement announcement -

Elected officials in Tennessee react to Republican Bob Corker's announcement Tuesday that he won't seek a third term in the U.S. Senate:

"Bob has been a close friend for over 40 years. His leadership and wisdom in the Senate will be missed, but I have complete faith in his judgment and respect his decision. I look forward to seeing what he does next." — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.

24. Single-payer cuts the middle men but at what cost? -

Republicans made “Repeal and Replace” a catchy slogan for the right, but Democrats have one of their own.

Get ready to hear a lot of “Medicare for All,” the new rallying cry of those who think it’s time the United States adopts a single-payer health care system – or something like it.

25. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for July 2017 -

Top residential real estate sales, July 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

26. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for June 2017 -

Top residential real estate sales, June 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

27. Tennessee, Left Coast a world apart on immigration -

San Francisco resident Terry Karlsson relishes her hometown’s reputation for embracing “multi-cultural diversity.”

The wife of a Swedish immigrant, Karlsson says she believes San Francisco’s status as a sanctuary city, one in which it refuses to participate in the enforcement of federal immigration law, reflects a nation born of people who moved here, a land of immigrants from many countries.

28. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for April 2017 -

Top residential real estate sales, April 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

29. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for March 2017 -

Top residential real estate sales, March 2017, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

30. Health Care Council selects senior director -

The Nashville Health Care Council has promoted Katie Schlacter to senior director of communications and content strategy.

Schlacter, who previously served as director of communications, joined the Council staff in 2012. In her role as senior director, she will continue to lead all communications activities on behalf of the Council and its initiatives, while playing a strategic role in directing content for the organization’s extensive events and offerings.

31. Corker, Cooper, DesJarlais weigh in on school meals -

Debate has just begun this year about the federal budget and what role the federal government will play in social welfare programs, including nutrition measures like the National School Lunch Program.

32. Sen. Warren slated to attend fundraiser in Nashville -

NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is scheduled to come to Nashville for a campaign fundraiser.

The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2mNOEPQ) that the Massachusetts Democrat is slated to attend a private fundraiser for her Senate re-election in the city on March 31. Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper's office says he plans to attend.

33. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for October 2016 -

Top residential real estate sales, October 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

34. Broke and broken: State Democrats lose more ground -

Tennessee House Democrats will have to start calling themselves the “Fighting 25,” down from the “Fighting 26,” after dropping a district in the battle to regain relevance statewide.

35. How a Trump win might affect Tennessee -

Radical change may be the cry of Donald Trump supporters, but questions loom large over a potential presidency for the Republican nominee.

His policies are largely undefined, and his relationship with the Republican Party is tenuous at best. His slogan is “Make America Great Again,” but he’s been unclear how he will achieve such a goal. And whether Republicans get on board with a Trump administration is a mystery, too.

36. How a Clinton win might affect Tennessee -

A Hillary Clinton presidency is likely to maintain many of the key policies of President Barack Obama, continuing the clear split between Republicans and Democrats over policies nationally and in Tennessee.

37. Offering $5,000 above asking price is now too predictable -

With the presidential election looming, this is the time of year that my wife and I strike out into the neighborhoods with pen and paper in hand in order to count campaign signs in front yards. This practice was begun in the 2000 election, and the results have been startling in all elections, be they local, state, or federal.

38. BlueCross BlueShield changes to affect 100,000 Tennesseans -

NASHVILLE (AP) — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act marketplace in the Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville regions. In a news release, the company says the change will affect an estimated 100,000 Tennesseans.

39. Ed Temple dies: Coached Wilma Rudolph to Olympic gold medals -

NASHVILLE  (AP) — Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach whose Tigerbelles won 13 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial and gender barriers in the sport, died Thursday night. He was 89.

40. Cooper: More input needed before naming court after Thompson -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Ten of the 11 members of Tennessee's congressional delegation want the new federal courthouse in Nashville to be named after the late actor-politician Fred Thompson.

Rep. Jim Cooper, a Nashville Democrat who lost to Thompson in the 1994 Senate race, is the only member of the delegation not to sign a letter in support of dedicating the building to the Lawrenceburg native who died last year at age 73.

41. As long as you’re here, go ahead and kick Durham out -

State lawmakers hit the snooze button in July when prospects were high for a special session to oust Rep. Jeremy Durham over a career of carousing.

They’re now getting a wakeup call from Gov. Bill Haslam after federal transportation officials gave the Legislature an Oct. 1 deadline to fix a new underage DUI law or lose $60 million for breaking the feds’ “zero-tolerance” statute. The “disappointed” Haslam is calling for a special session to hold on to the money.

42. Looks like 10-2, SEC title game, Orange Bowl for UT -

Tennessee’s football team and its fans have the best of both worlds this weekend.

They get to relish in a season-opening victory Thursday night and enjoy a feast of good college football all day Saturday.

43. Tennessee's choice: Repeal more lenient underage DUI law or give up $60M -

NASHVILLE (AP) - When state lawmakers passed a new drunken driving law for people under the drinking age, they didn't realize that the change would make Tennessee the only state to run afoul of federal zero-tolerance standards.

44. Rambsy leads Spiggle Law Firm’s Nashville expansion -

The Spiggle Law Firm, a Washington, D.C.-based employment law firm focusing on wrongful termination and pregnancy and family-care discrimination in the workplace, recently opened a new office in Nashville.

45. Cooper: GOP's underage DUI law could endanger road funding -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper on Friday criticized Tennessee Republicans for changes to the state's underage drunken driving law that could lead to a loss of $60 million in federal highway funding.

46. Events -

Live on the Green. A free outdoor music series held at Public Square Park in Nashville. The festival showcases the city’s emerging musical talent and highlights well-known national acts. Since its inception in 2009, more than 425,000 fans from 45 states and 13 countries have attended the event. Information: www.liveonthegreen.com. Schedule for August:

47. Outnumbered Dems hope to ride anti-Trumpmentum -

State Rep. Raumesh Akbari identified herself with the “Fighting 26,” also known as the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus, when she took the podium to support Hillary Clinton at Philadelphia’s Democratic National Convention.

48. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for June 2016 -

Top residential real estate sales, June 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

49. Rowland named judicial clerk to Judge Nixon -

Maggie Rowland, who has served as a staff attorney at Patterson Intellectual Property Law since 2014, has been named a judicial clerk to Senior Judge John Trice Nixon, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee.

50. Events -

Street Food Thursday. Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North ever Thursday through October. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

51. Youth in Government conference set for Capitol -

More than 1,500 high school students will gather at the Tennessee State Capitol April 7-10 and 14-17 as part of the 63rd annual Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government (YIG) conferences.

While today’s students primarily are taught about government through books or the Internet, the conferences provide the necessary realization that true civic engagement is possible only when citizens effectively submerge themselves in the process.

52. Dickerson keep his balance as a Republican in blue Davidson -

To call Sen. Steve Dickerson a maverick might be an understatement. An oddity as a Republican in the Davidson County legislative delegation, Dickerson doesn’t quite fit in with the blue hue of Nashville voters or red-state Republicans who dominate the General Assembly.

53. Funding for new Nashville courthouse passes final hurdle -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville is set to get a new federal courthouse after funding passed a final hurdle in Washington.

According to the office of U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved the funding on Wednesday. That was the final approval needed for the $181.5 million project to move forward.

54. Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for December 2015 -

Top residential real estate sales, December 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

55. Middle Tennessee's $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for 2015 -

Middle Tennessee's $1 million-plus residential real estate transactions for 2015, Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

56. Belmont’s Littlejohn named Professor of the Year -

Belmont’s Ronnie Littlejohn, professor of philosophy and director of the University’s Asian Studies program, has been named as the 2015 Tennessee Professor of the Year, an award selection determined by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

57. If fear is the goal, terrorists have won in Tennessee -

The terrorists who struck Paris three weeks ago succeeded in more than killing and wounding hundreds of people. Their attack is pitting Americans against each other in how to respond, and Tennessee politicians are no exception.

58. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions for October 2015 -

Top residential real estate sales, October 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

59. Hillary Clinton to make first campaign stop in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her first Tennessee campaign stops in Memphis and Nashville this week.

Clinton is scheduled to make her visit on Friday at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis before traveling to Fisk University.

60. 6 of 9 superdelegates in Tennessee support Clinton; but not Gore -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Six of the nine Democratic superdelegates in Tennessee are publicly supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid.

One notable uncommitted superdelegate is Al Gore, who was President Bill Clinton's running mate in 1992 and served as vice president for two terms. Gore's office did not elaborate on his reasons for delaying his decision.

61. Top Middle Tennessee residential real estate transactions for September 2015 -

Top residential real estate sales, September 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

62. Hillary Clinton to make first campaign stop in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her first Tennessee campaign stops in Memphis and Nashville next month.

Clinton is scheduled to make her visit on Nov. 20. Tennessee is among the Super Tuesday states holding presidential primaries on March 1.

63. Mac Wiseman: Last of the original CMA board -

“Charley Pride was sitting right there in that same chair as you. We sang ‘Footprints in the Snow,’’’ says Mac Wiseman, the last surviving member of the original CMA board of directors, nodding to where I sit.

64. Clinton names 46-member leadership team in Tennessee -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has named a 46-member Tennessee leadership team headlined by U.S. Reps. Jim Cooper of Nashville and Steve Cohen of Memphis.

65. Breen remains defiant on gay marriage -

Father Joseph Breen always makes an entrance, whether he wants to or not, a beloved Nashville figure who inevitably collects handshakes and hugs wherever he goes, unmistakable when he rolls up in his white Chrysler 300 and clerical collar.

66. Fox Q&A: Infrastructure costs will be ‘central tension’ -

Former Metro School Board Chairman David Fox is calling for the city to take a nuts-and-bolts direction as he faces Metro Councilwoman Megan Barry in the runoff for the city’s mayoral job.

Fox sat down with The Ledger recently to discuss the issues.

67. Preseason analysis: Vols will defeat Oklahoma, finish 8-4 -

Tennessee’s football team has something to prove as it concludes the first week of preseason practices and moves forward to the 2015 season.

The Vols must prove they belong in the national picture in Butch Jones’ third year as coach.

68. Top residential real estate transactions for June 2015 -

Top residential real estate transactions, June 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

69. Special action on same-sex nuptials a waste of time -

With Republican lawmakers scrambling for a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay-marriage ruling, Tennesseans on both sides of the issue say they are seeking “equality.”

Immediately after the court’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Nashville says, “Love and equality won. I’m glad the Supreme Court ruled on the right side of history.”

70. Obama in Tennessee to talk about improving health care law -

NASHVILLE (AP) - President Barack Obama is using the momentum from a recent Supreme Court victory for his health care law to change the conversation from talk about undoing his signature domestic achievement to talk about how to improve it.

71. Supporters seek to revive Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Supporters of a failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee met Monday to renew an effort to try to pass it after a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold health insurance subsidies.

72. President Barack Obama to visit Middle Tennessee Wednesday -

NASHVILLE (AP) — President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Middle Tennessee on Wednesday to discuss how the nation can continue to build on progress made under the Affordable Care Act, which has helped more than 16 million Americans gain health insurance, the White House says.

73. Same-sex couple marries in Nashville after ban overturned -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Nikki Vonhaejer and Lauren Mesnard became the first same-sex couple to marry in Nashville after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the state's gay marriage ban on Friday.

The Davidson County Clerk's Office began issuing marriage licenses around noon, and the couple was married in the office. They said they would have a ceremony with their families in a couple of months and then go on their honeymoon.

74. Tenn. reactions to the US Supreme Court's health care ruling -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies in states that do not operate their own insurance exchanges means the more than 155,000 Tennesseans who use the subsidies will not lose their health insurance. Here's a look at who is getting subsidies in Tennessee and what Tennesseans are saying about the ruling:

75. Tennessee reactions to the US Supreme Court's health care ruling -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold health insurance subsidies in states that do not operate their own insurance exchanges means the more than 155,000 Tennesseans who use the subsidies will not lose their health insurance. Here's a look at who is getting subsidies in Tennessee and what Tennesseans are saying about the ruling:

76. Lawmakers question bust of Klan leader in Tennessee capitol -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and an early leader in the Ku Klux Klan, sits in an alcove outside the Senate chambers at the Tennessee statehouse.

77. Top residential real estate transactions for May 2015 -

Top residential real estate transactions, May 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

78. Ramsey: No Medicaid expansion until 2017 -

The Tennessee legislative session ended in late April, giving itself a little more than two and a-half months to handle the state’s business. That’s plenty of time, according to Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.

79. Top residential real estate transactions for April 2015 -

Top residential real estate transactions, April 2015, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

80. Events -

Predators Foundation Wine Festival & Tasting. The event includes more than 200 wines, spirits and brews as well as hors d’oeuvres. Plus, a silent auction featuring Predators memorabilia and exclusive packages. A VIP option is available including a five-course dinner with wine pairings. All proceeds benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation, which supports Middle Tennessee nonprofit groups and programs in the community. Thursday, 6-10 p.m., Bridgestone Arena. Information: http://predators.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=37101.

81. Events -

Business Studio: Customer Valuation Workshop. This workshop is designed to help you accurately value your customers to use your marketing budget and resources more efficiently. The Chamber has partnered with Pryor Consultation to develop this workshop, which will be led by owner and lead marketing strategist Ryan Pryor, whose background is in online marketing, customer acquisition, lead generation and conversion rate optimization. Thursday, 8-9:30 a.m., Refinery Nashville, 438 Houston Street, Suite 263, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3060.

82. Rally held near state Capitol kicks off Sunshine Week -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A rally was held across from the state Capitol in Nashville Sunday to kick off Sunshine Week.

Open government advocates who gathered on War Memorial Plaza urged media organizations to attend open meetings and make more Freedom of Information requests.

83. Nashville's Crenshaw nominated for federal judgeship -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Nashville attorney has been nominated for a federal judgeship in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

According to a news release from U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper's office, Waverly Crenshaw is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Law School. He joined the Nashville firm Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis in 1990, becoming the firm's first African-American attorney. He later became a partner. He also started a mentoring program at Waller and served on the firm's diversity committee.

84. Reaction to the defeat of Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Reactions to the defeat of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income residents:

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"We still have health care cost issues that haven't gone away, so I don't know what the next step looks like. But I think people elected us to answer problems and to come here to make a difference. And we've got to figure out a way to do that." - Gov. Bill Haslam.

85. New federal courthouse in Nashville included in Obama budget -

NASHVILLE (AP) - President Barack Obama's budget proposal includes $181.5 million for a new federal courthouse in Nashville.

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, a Nashville Democrat who has long advocated for the new courthouse, lauded Monday's announcement a "critical next step" in getting the facility built.

86. Response to Gov. Haslam's proposed Medicaid deal -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Reaction to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee:

"When a state has an opportunity to take power away from the federal government and institute real conservative reform, that is an opportunity that must be taken seriously. Governor Haslam has negotiated a deal which returns tax dollars back to Tennessee while using conservative principles to bring health insurance to more Tennesseans." - Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville.

87. Ernest Tubb Record Shop: Where the stars really shop on Lower Broadway -

When Bob Dylan drops by, he generally goes right for “a handful” of Hank and Carter Family recordings, although on one Lower Broadway afternoon the old man from the North Country also is reported to have purchased a “Larry the Cable Guy” DVD.

88. Cooper's Nashville counsel leaving for new job -

NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper's Nashville-based counsel is leaving to become chief deputy criminal court clerk of Davidson County.

89. Obama to speak in Nashville on immigration -

NASHVILLE (AP) - President Barack Obama is traveling to Nashville to speak about his executive actions on immigration.

Obama will be in Nashville next Tuesday, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper. Obama will speak at Casa Azafran, a community center and office space housing nonprofit groups that serve the city's immigrants.

90. Top Middle Tennessee commercial transactions for October 2014 -

Top October 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

91. Tennesseans urged to fight 'voter suppression' -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper on Wednesday urged Tennesseans to vote this election cycle following a recent report that shows states that toughened their voter identification laws saw steeper drops in election turnout than those that did not.

92. MBA student, faculty films air -

Films and videos by Montgomery Bell Academy students and one faculty member will be featured Oct. 23 on the Nashville Education, Community and Arts TV channel’s Artober celebration.

A short film by student Jacob Lothers was created as an entry in the Full Moon Film Festival for high school students, with the longer cut of his film airing this month. Lothers is part of Red Tower Productions, the school’s film and video club.

93. Sen. Summerville charged with public intoxication -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Outgoing state Sen. Jim Summerville, whose behavior has often drawn the ire of his Republican colleagues, has been charged with public intoxication.

94. AG gives opinion for District 30 seat replacement -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee's attorney general has released an opinion on the legal mechanism for filling the District 30 seat held by Democratic state Sen. Jim Kyle.

95. Is it really time to relax lending standards? -

Just when you thought it was safe to believe in the wisdom of the system, they pull this.

Back in 2008, when the Great Recession made its way into Middle Tennessee and the area began to feel the pain that other regions had endured for several years, the financial world collapsed.

96. Longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer Barrett dies at 86 -

NASHVILLE (AP) - George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86.

Barrett died Tuesday at a hospital, several partners of his Nashville-based law firm told The Associated Press.

97. Dean, Cooper to raise funds for Georgia's Nunn -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Two of Nashville's top Democrats are planning a fundraiser for Michelle Nunn's U.S. Senate bid in Georgia.

Mayor Karl Dean and his wife, Anne Davis, have scheduled a fundraiser at their Green Hills home on Monday. The Tennessean reported (http://tnne.ws/1qzwDQH) that U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tennessee, will be an honorary host.

98. HCA executive taking leave to help VA acting chief -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Nashville health care executive has been named as a special adviser to Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson.

WPLN-FM (http://bit.ly/1pPuzFY) reports Jonathan Perlin is taking a 60-day leave from his position as chief medical officer of HCA.

99. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for May 2014 -

Top May 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

100. Harlan Mathews, successor to Gore in Senate, dies -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Harlan Mathews, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Al Gore after he was elected vice president in 1992, died Friday. He was 87.

A family spokesman said Mathews died at a hospice in Nashville with his wife, Pat, by his side. He had recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor.